Rare Appearance of Median Cleft Lip and Palate Presented with Tongue Mass
Rowan Faisal Humeda Saeed,
Mohamed Salim, Husam Eldin
Correspondence Address :
Rowan Faisal Humeda
Internship at OMFD at Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospital
International Relations Officer at
Sudan Medical Specialization Board
UNDP SDGs advocate
Moremi fellow 2015, Sudan
Received on: October 06, 2019, Accepted on: October 18, 2019, Published on: October 21, 2019
Citation: Rowan Faisal Humeda Saeed and Mohamed Salim (2018). Rare Appearance of Median Cleft Lip and Palate Presented with Tongue Mass
Copyright: 2018 Rowan Faisal Humeda Saeed et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Median or midline cleft lip is defined as any congenital vertical cleft through the centre of the lip. It can occur as a sporadic event, or as a part of an inherited sequence of anomalies. It arises due to incomplete merging of the median nasal prominences which form the inter-maxillary segment . Cleft palate: is an opening in the roof of the mouth due to a failure of the palatal shelves to come fully together from either side of the mouth and fuse during the first months of development as an embryo. The opening in the palate permits communication between the nasal passages and the mouth. Surgery is needed to close the palate .
This case report describes a very rare presentation of median cleft of the upper lip and median cleft palate with obvious nasal septum, in addition to a mass found in the tongue described as raised circular lesion with a lighter color than the surrounding mucosa , a broad nose with lack of nasal bridge, and wide ala with hypertelorism, frontal bossing with Medline depression of the frontal bone. Presentation and surgical technique of Millard for treating this case.
Keywords: Median cleft lip, Median cleft palate, Tongue mass, Hypertelorism